The Hundred to US Open: how to watch women’s sports on TV

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Following the Lionesses’ success at the Women’s Euros 2022, here’s how to follow the upcoming women’s sporting events this summer

With that came the added bonus of over 17 million people tuning in to the BBC to watch the action, while Wembley saw a record number of people in the stands for a European final.

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Hopefully what we witnessed at Wembley will not be the end of her tournament but the start of a long summer filled not only with British success but with success for many women athletes across all sports.

England’s final against Germany also proved that contrary to many ignorant opinions, people care about women’s sport.

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So what’s next on the calendar this summer and how can we follow it??

Commonwealth Games

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The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham started on Thursday 28th July 2022 and will end on Monday 8th August.

So far we’ve seen Scottish long-distance runner Eilish McColgan win gold, as well as England’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who ‘brought it home’ in the heptathlon.

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With four days to go before the games, there are plenty of other events and athletes to watch, such as England’s netballers and the T20 cricket tournament that England are currently storming through.

Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt lead Team England in cricket

BBC has all coverage of the Commonwealth Games. For those who can’t watch the action live or at home, it’s also possible to stream the action on BBC iPlayer.

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AIG Open Golf for women

This weekend, from Thursday 4th August 2022 to Sunday 7th August 2022, the AIG Women’s Open Golf will be held at Muirfield, Edinburgh.

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Anna Nordqvist is the reigning Women’s Open champion and hopes to continue her reign once again, but Japan’s Hinako Shibuno is struggling to stay on top.

Sky Sports has all the live coverage from Gullane, East Lothian. Sky Sports subscriptions start at around £46/month.

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FEI World Equestrian Games

Denmark will host the upcoming FEI World Equestrian Games which will include dressage, show jumping, vaulting and para dressage.

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Equestrian legend Isabell Werth will travel to Denmark. Werth currently holds the record for most medals won by any rider and has 12 Olympic medals from her six appearances in the competition.

While this event will not be available on terrestrial television, fans can subscribe FEI to watch the competition for free.

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The Hundred

The explosive cricket tournament has returned with women entering the competition once they have completed their T20 Commonwealth Games competition.

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The women’s tournament begins on Thursday, August 11th and ends with the final on September 3rd, 2022.

Last year, Dane van Niekerk and Jemimah Rodrigues lit up the pitches with their wild shots, while Sophie Ecclestone and Marizanne Kapp stunned their opponents with their bowling.

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Oval Invincibles hope to retain their title but face stiff competition.

BBC and Sky Sports both have the rights to The Hundred this year, with the BBC showing 10 of the games, including the Eliminator and eventual final.

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Eurosport and Water Sports Championships

As if this year’s World Championships and Commonwealth Games weren’t enough, European athletes will be back in action at this year’s Euro Sport and Swimming Championships.

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The swimming championships are held in Rome, while Munich hosts the Eurosport championships.

Both events will take place from Thursday, August 11th and will end on Sunday, August 21st, 2022.

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Streams of the action will be available on their respective websites as well as on EuroSport. Eurosport Subscriptions cost around £6/month.

US Open

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At the end of an extraordinarily busy summer, the fourth and last Grand Slam of the tennis calendar takes place.

Emma Raducanu, who rose to fame in 2021, is hoping to retain her title from last year when she travels to the States later this month.

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The 19-year-old became the first British woman to win the tournament since 1977 and was the first qualifier to take home the trophy.

The tournament starts on Monday 29th August and ends on Sunday 11th September 2022. ESPN and Amazon Prime will have exclusive rights to the entire event at Flushing Meadows.

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What else is 2022?

Later this year in October the Women’s Rugby World Cup will take place in New Zealand. England are among bookmakers’ favorites to win the tournament, while this will also mark the first time Scotland have qualified for the event.

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The W Series will continue with its sixth, seventh and eighth events later in the year. Singapore will host the next W Series race, which takes place on September 30th and can be seen on Sky Sports Formula 1.

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